These are questions posed to anyone with knowledge or experience who wants to answer. (1) Is the senior pastor of a local congregation the end-all be-all of the group? (2) What are the specific roles of deacons and elders? Are they different? (3) Why don't most Baptist churches have elders and only deacons? (4) Who is responsible for the carrying out of church discipline, whether it be member or staff? Is it Pastor only, Congregation only, Deacons only, Elders only, a combination of some or all? Thank you.